Reuniting the Rubins 2012 PG

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One man's mission to follow his dream is comically halted in its tracks at the request of his dear, but difficult, aged Jewish mother who is hell-bent on seeing her warring dysfunctional grown up grandchildren together one last time before she dies.

Starring:
Timothy Spall, James Callis
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

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Reuniting the Rubins

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Genres Drama, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Yoav Factor
Starring Timothy Spall, James Callis
Supporting actors Rhona Mitra, Honor Blackman, Hugh O'Conor, Asier Newman, Theo Stevenson, Blake Harrison, Louise Brealey, Claudia Coulter, James Vaughan, Neil Conrich, Rez Kempton, Alison Pargeter, Rita Davies, Jessica James, Sue Kelvin, Duke Dam, Zeph Nzama, Hugh Mhlongo
Studio monterey media
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By sabu on May 2, 2012
Format: DVD
You take the great Cloris Leachman , mix in an extremely angry family of siblings, add many comedic and volatile situations and you wind up with a fabulous viewing experience
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dee J. on March 22, 2012
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If you only know Timothy Spall from the Harry Potter films, you don't realize what a great comic actor he is! And if you even wondered what happened to "Pussy Galore" (Honor Blackman) from "Goldfinger", she's also a part of this terrific film. The cast will have your laughing, shedding a few tears and thinking of your own family, more than likely! I heartily recommend "Reuniting the Rubins" for teen and adult audiences.
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The dysfunctional-family-holiday-reunion movie has been done many times. The Gathering, The Family Stone, and Home for the Holidays come to mind. Here is an entry from across the pond.

In this case, there is a bit of a twist: Dad is reluctant to gather his children together. They don't get along. He doesn't seem to like them much. (Don't worry, he's only pretending.) Grandma (Honor Blackman, who has aged beautifully from her James Bond days) wants the grand- and great-grandkids together for Pesach. Lenny, the dutiful son, hunts them down from all corners of the globe and persuades them to come back to the family estate. They have headed in different directions spiritually as well as literally. Eldest son Danny is a ruthless venture capitalist with an adorable and rather neglected son Jake. Daughter Andie is an ecological activist in South Africa. Son Yona is a rabbi with a lovely wife, two daughters and another child on the way. Son Nick is a Buddhist. When these four offspring get together, they are capable of spectacular blowups with lots of residual damage to furniture and each other's feelings.

The movie usually takes a farcical tone, but it is strongly anchored by Timothy Spall's nuanced, compassionate performance as Lenny. It ends up being a strong and moving statement on the nature of parent/child relations. Lenny would never deny his mother what turns out to be her dying wish. All of his adult children are strong-willed in their own ways and clearly will not come home unless they want to (and definitely will not play nice in any event). The younger generation is represented most prominently by Jake (Theo Stevenson, a very touching performance) who just wants his dad to spend some time with him.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben h. Sammons on May 1, 2014
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Can't really talk about movie. I conked out! The movie wasn't the cause of my nap. I was just sleepy.
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